Partners & Management
Owen PerryPresident & Founder
Owen Perry, a founding Partner in The Villa Group, is a hotelier and developer. With 28 years of development experience in Mexico, The Villa Group’s impressive portfolio includes 12 resort properties including hotels, residential full ownership residences, and mixed use properties. Known for its quality design and construction along with the sales and management of Five Star resorts, spas, and restaurants, the company was also a founder of Resort Communications (now ResortCom International, LLC), based in Las Vegas, since 1985.
Mr.Perry’s latest endeavor is a 1600 acre mixed use development in Loreto, Mexico, which includes The Villa Group’s Villa del Palmar Loreto with a championship golf course, seven condo-hotel lots, 253 home lots and commercial space. He also owns a variety of restaurants in Los Cabos.
Owen founded REMexico Real Estate Group to bring a new level of professionalism to real estate transactions in Mexico; serving clients with a strong understanding of property law, a commitment to due diligence and clear title, and premium support to foreign buyers and sellers.
Blake HarringtonManaging Partner
Mario CortesPartner, Loreto
With a strong background in private residential development, Mario heads up REmexico’s Loreto office. Mario has over 25 years experience in Baja/Los Cabos luxury real estate, as well as commercial real estate and condominium development. With Loreto seeing lots of changes recently, Mario has opened this office to serve both the international and domestic community in residential and commercial opportunities.
Julie KershnerBroker Associate
Julie Kershner was licensed in Washington State in 1992 and worked as a Realtor® in the Seattle area for eight years before following the sun to Baja. She is the Sales Manager for ReMexico, and worked as the Broker for Los Cabos Sotheby’s International Realty in San Jose del Cabo for 8 years and as Managing Broker of 2Seas Los Cabos/Christie’s International Real Estate for two years. Prior to that, she managed the Prudential Real Estate office in San Jose del Cabo for several years.
Julie has been President of the Los Cabos Multiple Listing Association and recently served as President of the Association of Mexican Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) in Los Cabos, the Mexican equivalent of the National Association of Realtors. During this time, she was part of a 2-person team that developed a 40-hour curriculum to be used by the Los Cabos Multiple Listing Association for accreditation purposes, as well as a practical 12-hour course to assist agents in practicing real estate.
She holds the prestigious designation of Certified International Property Specialist andthe title of Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist from the National Association of Realtors. She is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate as well as an instructor for the TransNational Referral Certification from the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA) and is a member of FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation. Her affiliations also include the International Resort Symposium.
In January 2008, she was awarded “Master of Real Estate” by the Arizona Association of Realtors. In July 2013, Julie was inducted as an “Honorary Member” of the International Committee of the Texas Association of Realtors.
Alex HugessenMarketing Director
Alex has been a resident of Cabo since 2007 and along with his company, Melomec Studios, takes care of all of Remexico’s online and internet requirements. Managing the website, digital marketing, google advertising Alex’s role is key in maintaining www.caborealestate.com as Cabo’s best Real Estate Website.
Jackie MontemayorExecutive Assistant
Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, Jackie has lived and worked in Los Cabos for over 10 years, two of which she has spent working on the REMexico team. Prior to this, she spent more than 7 years working in the Real Estate offices of Villa la Estancia, a hotel developed by REMexico President, Owen Perry. Jackie’s experience in the field lend to her successes in supporting a team of agents while managing company administration and accounting. Jackie loves her challenging role, and looks forward to learning something new every day.
Ardelle GravenBroker Associate
Ardelle spent most of the early part of her life in South East Asia, but by the time she was in High School she had relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska. She moved again to attend college in New York, and eventually across the country to the Bay Area where she spent the majority of her career in the corporate world as a Human Resources Director. After years of vacationing with her husband to Los Cabos, the world travelers took the leap and moved to Los Cabos, Mexico full-time in January of 2003. Ardelle spent 11 years working in sales in Cabo before transitioning to real estate. Her fresh perspective and magnetic enthusiasm make Ardelle a perfect addition to the ReMexico Real Estate Team.
Justine SchockBroker Associate
Justine was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from The University of Washington in 2004, she began working for a residential home builder where she discovered her passion for custom homes and decorating. She spent the following 10 years in local government, specializing in building permits, planning and land development. After her first trip in 2007, Justine fell in love with all things Cabo and became a very frequent Mexico traveler. She made the full time move in early 2016. Her strong background in customer service and construction, coupled with her vibrant personality make her an excellent match for the REmexico team.
Chris JohnsonBroker Associate
Originally from San Diego, Chris came to Cabo in the seventies, and later bought and built his home in San Jose del Cabo in 1986. Always involved in real estate, he has a great knowledge of Baja Sur and all it has to offer. He worked in Lake Tahoe for 15 years selling and buying real estate and has great experience in creative financing and negotiations. Chris is married and currently resides in Costa Azul, a beach community of Los Cabos.
Billy CowleyBroker Associate
Born and raised on St. Simons Island, Georgia, Billy grew up around the real estate and development industry. He is the son of Paul Cowley, a golf course architect and resort land-planner. Paul is a senior design associate with Love Golf Design and was the lead architect on the local Dunes Course at Diamante. Some of Billy’s earliest memories are watching his father at his drafting board, trips to his father’s project sites, and sitting on his father’s knee while he moved dirt and operated various construction equipment.
While in college, Billy made several trips to the area and fell in love with everything the Baja has to offer. After the completion of his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Creative Writing from the College of Charleston, Billy moved to Cabo San Lucas in 2012 and began establishing himself in the community while he focused on luxury fractional sales.
Billy firmly believes that Los Cabos is one of the premiere destinations in the world and that the area is entering a golden era, akin to the resort town booms of Florida in the 1950’s and 60’s. With that vision in mind and coupled with his youthful enthusiasm, Billy is committed to serving the community and helping new and old Cabo enthusiasts explore long term options and investments in this gorgeous corner of the world.
Deborah ReubensBroker Associate
Born and raised in Southern California, Deborah and family chose to make the grand international move to Los Cabos where she initiated her own property management company assisting with all needs of foreign owners for day-to-day care of properties as well as larger remodeling or construction. This proved to be a stable foundation and jumping point to real estate.
In 2008 she obtained her Northern California Real Estate License. This, along with over 10 years as a real estate agent in Mexico, the understanding of Mexican real estate laws, as well as various certifications including the certification of International Property Specialist (CIPS), allows her to provide her clients the expertise and knowledge of owning their dream property or vacation home.
Deborah has the distinct ability to listen and obtain exactly the right property for her Buyers and the marketing skills and knowledge for her sellers, allowing her to offer a high level of service to those who want to pursue their own piece of paradise in Los Cabos.
Susanne GiraudBroker Associate
I enjoyed a successful real estate career in Newport Beach, CA.
Discovering Los Cabos I fell in love with the area and began selling real estate twenty years ago, specializing in beachfront and oceanview properties.
I remain a licensed Realtor and top producer, connecting Buyers and Sellers, trained in dual agency.
Let me tap into your vision, it is here in Los Cabos.
Anna Maria ThorpBroker Associate
Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Southern California. During her early years her family relocated to Florence, Italy then settled in Temple City, CA. Upon receiving her Bachelors of Science degree from Cal State Northridge in Business Administration with and option in Accounting, Anna spent most of her adult life living in Westlake Village, CA.
Anna’s early career was in public accounting with regional CPA firms where she practiced tax, accounting, business management and auditing for a wide variety of clients and businesses. Anna received her CPA license in California in 1982 and was actively licensed for 25+ years. Many clients involved real estate transactions of purchasing, selling, improvements, maintenance and leasing.
The last 12 years Anna worked for Selleck Properties in Westlake Village, CA a commercial and industrial real estate development group primarily focused in large shopping centers and property management of it’s own properties. She gained valuable experience here learning the real estate development business from the ground level in all aspects, from land acquisitions, budgeting, planning, financial reporting, lender negotiations and compliance, construction management ground up, build outs, due diligence, working with city governments, property management, leasing, purchase and sale transactions and escrow closings.
Anna has been happily traveling to Cabo annually for the last 15 years with her two grown sons, family and friends. She fell in love with Cabo’s natural desert beauty, the clear warm waters, the beautiful friendly people of Cabo and weather you can’t beat anywhere. Now Anna is calling Cabo home and is excited to share her love of Cabo to all those who visit and want to make Cabo their home away from home or permanent living in paradise dream. With her dedication to her work, forthright approach and experience you will have a trusted agent assisting you to make your Cabo dream home experience a reality.
Stevan BuxbaumBroker Associate
Stevan has been enjoying life in the Baja for many years. Real Estate has always been a part of his business practices’. Earning his first Real Estate License in California in 1977, he spent a career in the US and Canada working on complex distressed corporate restructurings and divestitures of assets. He is a many times published author, quoted expert, and speaker on this subject. The rugged beauty of this Ocean and desert add much to people’s lives and that’s why he moved here. Stevan believes it is a wonderful thing to be able to help people find their perfect spot in Los Cabos, which he has successfully done many times. “We are all so fortunate to be here.”
Marcela Valles MijaresBroker Associate
Marcela Valles Mijares comes to RE MEXICO with a very diverse background.
Dana LeuenbergerBroker Associate
Dana grew up near the border and attended school in San Diego. She has been active in real estate in Los Cabos for a number of years, most recently with Keller Williams. Dana is very active in the community and the host of Los Cabos Home and Life, which has partnered with Radio Differente and does a series of live videos for the community to tune in to.